Episodes 91 and 92 are up! One for each of Animal Quest, and another for Divergent Mind.

Please go to anchor.fm/DivergentMind for the latest and greatest episodes until I can afford to upgrade my WordPress plan and get the plugin that allows something as simple as entering in a block. In the mean time here are links that all help me out to get to that goal faster.

In the Divergent Mind Episode I talk about black holes, creating my first Machine Learning Ai (I am literally at the baby steps stage but I know the parts I need to learn to get something going using scraped data.)

Affiliate Links to Gear I use for my Stories:

https://asimovcomic.com/affiliate-links-i-use-these/


Anchor.fm/DivergentMind if you want me to get money just from listening. 

anchor.fm/DivergentMind if you would like to donate money so I may keep the show going by paying for story making supplies, like electricity and all that. 


My Youtube Channel: Taught Myself!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJZuypOKw_6JbyIjBIsUdQ/?sub_confirmation=1


Animal Quest Merch: http://www.AnimalQuest.shop

Divergent Mind Merch: http://www.DivergentMind.shop

Over a hundred items to choose from. 

New Merch Added Weekly-Biweekly. 

Tell me what you’re looking for and I’ll make it.


Places you can listen to the Cast!

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation/id1492815919

Google: New app please: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWUxZDhlOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10hRqi8e6R3cdzcC5umwAj

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

PocketCasts: https://pca.st/hm59mjbn

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innov-Wo2BpO

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1492815919/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/5a5d6e8b-59b9-4b70-b905-befc91c58c9d

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/divergentmindPodcast Addict: https://podplayer.net/?podId=2504081
Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id2529723
Castos: https://divergentmind.castos.com/

InTune: 

And of course http://www.Anchor.fm/DivergentMind

Or you can visit my site for Art, Comics, Free Books, Podcasts, and Inventions.

http://www.JTownsendsart.com

http://www.millionwords.net

http://www.asimovcomic.com

Or my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DivergentMind 

Or the subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/DivergentMind

Much Pleasure.

-J

Just a few sketches. If you know who originally did the mouse please help me find them. Their style is gorgeous.

Martian water finder doing their job the old way.
My morning warmup. Nothing great here but it’s nice to practice.
This is not my character nor my background. It I loved them both so decided to draw and add them together.

Ep 86 is up! Animal Quest – The Travelers – Ch 8 – Pages 1769 – 1821.

It’s basic, but as you can see the tremor in my hand is causing me issues, so I think I’ll switch to procreate and slow the lines down to make them smoother. Then I can go in depth with detail. This was just a practice run of Rose sleeping front the last episode of Animal Quest – The Travelers.

Please go to http://Anchor.fm/DivergentMind to see the latest episode if the embedded file still isn’t working. In the mean time I’m going to play catch up today and try and get some art made after a few episodes are done. I’m developing a better style suited for a children’s book but it’s still no where near the level that I want. I know I want thin lines. And dashes of colour, but this is what I came up with last night up above.

Affiliate Links to Gear I use for my Stories:

https://asimovcomic.com/affiliate-links-i-use-these/


Anchor.fm/DivergentMind if you want me to get money just from listening. 

anchor.fm/DIvergentMind if you would like to donate money so I may keep the show going by paying for story making supplies, like electricity and all that. 


My Youtube Channel: Taught Myself!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJZuypOKw_6JbyIjBIsUdQ/?sub_confirmation=1


Animal Quest Merch: http://www.AnimalQuest.shop

Divergent Mind Merch: http://www.DivergentMind.shop

Over a hundred items to choose from. 

New Merch Added Weekly-Biweekly. 


Places you can listen to the Cast!

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation/id1492815919

Google: New app please: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWUxZDhlOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10hRqi8e6R3cdzcC5umwAj

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

PocketCasts: https://pca.st/hm59mjbn

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innov-Wo2BpO

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1492815919/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/5a5d6e8b-59b9-4b70-b905-befc91c58c9d

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/divergentmindPodcast Addict: https://podplayer.net/?podId=2504081
Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id2529723
Castos: https://divergentmind.castos.com/

InTune: 

And of course http://www.Anchor.fm/DivergentMind

Or you can visit my site for Art, Comics, Free Books, Podcasts, and Inventions.

http://www.JTownsendsart.com

http://www.millionwords.net

http://www.asimovcomic.com

Or my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DivergentMind 

Or the subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/DivergentMind

Much Pleasure.

-J

Anchor.fm/DivergentMind Eps. 70-82 are up. Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m having issues inserting into blocks at the moment.

Please go to http://Anchor.fm/DivergentMind to check out the new episodes and support the cast. There’s hours of listening to catch up on and I’m putting out three more episodes today so I can try and shoot for 100 episodes in under a hundred days. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get it under 50 but who knows.

How to pack a three person Podcast into a single Thinktank 2.0 Travel Bag.

So this older version of a Thinktank Bag (Version 2.0) is something I inherited from my dad when he died, and he used it to carry camera gear, as I did while traveling before getting too ill to leave my house in a healthy manner. But something special is coming up. Nettio’s and my 10 year anniversary and I’m going to force myself to be out of the house at a hotel (room) —with room service— so we can have a nice time, and I don’t get sick around the other guests. She doesn’t know it but there’s a special podcast I want to do after she opens her gift, which I’ll show you all once it’s set up and going. (I hope you like it). Anyway back to my travel set up.

The bag itself comes with partitions that use hook and loop fasteners to stick to each other and the sides. I also use them to protect parts form jostling one another as you’ll see. What you can see is a kifaru pouch (also left to me in his bug out bag—which is a great hiking bag, but that’s another story.) And my Behringer Euphoria UMC 404 HD which if you want to buy can be found on my affiliates links page with a great deal for some extra cables all for a dollar more than the unit itself from other sellers. Seriously, go check it out. Be warned that the TRS cables (Those that go into the phones and instrument parts are mono and you’ll need to pick up a stereo cable for what I’ll show you later in the setup.) Then there’s what’s hidden underneath the silver partition at the top.

As you can see that’s two pairs of Stereo Behringer HPM-1000’s which are $11.99 each for a great pair of starter phones and they come with a screw off 1/4 in adapter for your interface or older generation phone or what have you. They sound great for the money. They’re incredibly light. They’re not the best of the best, but if you’re starting out the value is huge. Okay let’s see what’s below the Kifaru bag, shall we?

It’s some of that partitioning I was talking about. Extremely useful that. They logo is obscured but it’s a triple pack of Behringer 1800xm’s (I think I’m one of those sort of people that supports a brand now. Their quality has been stellar so far.) that I got for $48.00 on Amazon. That’s $16 or so dollars per mic, and they improve the quality of the cast by a large margin for a starter set. I use them for audiobook recordings and they capture emotion in a great way without any needing to add in fancy effects. I also did something special to them to make them each a bit different.

I’m green, Nettios is Pink, and our first Guest M asked for the Teal/blue one. And I have 27 others to pick from when I get bored or need to clean or replace them.

Okay the first thing you’ll need to see if you’re multi-person casting is a Phone splitter, and I had to go with Behringer again (really?! YES! It was $23 dollars and sounds excellent). So I went with their HA400 AMP. The xlr cables come with the kit in my affiliate link XPix is their brand. I spent an extra $9 for the blue slightly shortly 6 ft cable for my friend to match (Not sure of the brand). I’m sure the amazon basics XLRs are fine at under $7 each. If I get a chance to test one, I’ll let you know. Resting on top of those is the 12 volt power to the AMP—which just got me thinking of what I could add to my setup, a portable battery pack.
Which I have. It’s got a US plug on it that gives three hours of straight juice, and I can charge it while running things through it. Check out Lifepowr if you want something that will outlast you. I backed them when they were just a kickstartering glimmer in someone’s eye and love the thing for it’s usefulness. They price point is high though. Just a heads up.

Anyway back to the bag. Below the 404 is a stand from a Blue Snowball Ice because that was my starter mic and a gift from Nettios attached to the Behringer mic handle for a third seated person.

On the top middle is are the miiso 1/4th to 3.55mm connector so someone with regular phones can plug into the amp and still have control. When I can afford a third set of 1000’s that’s what I’ll be buying. There’s also a 1/4th to 1/4th inch phone to AMP connector that’s beautifully short so that they stay together and they match most the cables other than the xlr’s in colour and just look dashing. Lastly is the USB cable to power my 404 into my iPad Pro (2018) 11 in through a Baseus USBC hub. 3.0 usb power is the pips.

The reason to use a camera bag other than a regular bag is that you can strap on your neewer or other arms to the side of the sucker and get going as soon as you’re done for the day. There’s been a design change in the last few years since I got my first one and bought the second one a few weeks ago. The older ones seem to handle spinning the mic a bit better, but the newer (hah!) neewers grip surfaces better. You can choose to pack your ipad into their front pouch (Or inside of course) but I like having it packed nearer to me so that I don’t lose it incase I lose the case—or the plot.

So there we have it. Three people. One set up. One bag. Good to go. Hope that helps you out.

Also you don’t have to use this exact bag. A suitcase with cardboard or pick and pluck foam would do wonders as well. Whatever your budget, do it your way.

Much pleasure,

-J.

Ep.65 Animal Quest – The Travelers – Ch 6 – Pgs 1281-1331 are up. Hello other side of the world! Morning all.

Anchor.fm/DivergentMind

Head over there to get the lastest episode. I can’t afford to pay 100 a year just for a plugin that may work when a click is all it takes to make sure it works. Much Pleasure to you and yours -J. Also I think I’ve figured out what I can offer on my Patreon to bring in people but tell me if I’m wrong.

Artwork of characters of the shows for upcoming Merch to be voted on by the listeners.

Extra behind the scenes snippets while I’m working. How I work and all that.

Perhaps even an episode early if I can figure that out at the right tier. Either way, here’s hoping.

My Daily After show Podcast Minute or Two: Taught Myself!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJZuypOKw_6JbyIjBIsUdQ?view_as=subscriber

Animal Quest Merch: www.AnimalQuest.shop
Divergent Mind Merch: www.DivergentMind.shop

Over a hundred items to choose from. 


My Disability Is Invisible Merch:
(Purely goes towards needed things).

Shirts:

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/my+disability+is+invisible+unisex+baseball+t-shirt-D5e0f61c31cbf3a5f368b4d2e?sellable=74ZlMMQozzuEvr839db8-951-18

Hoodies:

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/my+disability+is+invisible+mens+hoodie-D5e0f61c31cbf3a5f368b4d2e?sellable=74ZlMMQozzuEvr839db8-111-22

Hats:


Places you can listen to the Cast!

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation/id1492815919

Google: New app please: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWUxZDhlOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10hRqi8e6R3cdzcC5umwAj

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

PocketCasts: https://pca.st/hm59mjbn

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innov-Wo2BpO

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1492815919/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/5a5d6e8b-59b9-4b70-b905-befc91c58c9d

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/divergentmindPodcast Addict: https://podplayer.net/?podId=2504081
Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id2529723
Castos: https://divergentmind.castos.com/

InTune: 

And of course http://www.Anchor.fm/DivergentMind

Or you can visit my site for Art, Comics, Free Books, Podcasts, and Inventions.

http://www.JTownsendsart.com

http://www.millionwords.net

http://www.asimovcomic.com

Or my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DivergentMind 

Or the subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/DivergentMind

Much Pleasure.

-J

Ep. 62 is up! Animal Quest – The Travelers – Ch 6 – Pgs 1231-1280.

https://anchor.fm/DivergentMind/episodes/Ep–62-Animal-Quest—The-Travelers—Ch-6—Pgs-1231-1280-ea6506

I’m hoping linking through the image causes it to work. If it doesn’t I don’t really know what to do. I contacted @Anchor on twitter and hope to hear back. It could just be down for maintenance.

My Daily After show Podcast Minute or Two: Taught Myself!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJZuypOKw_6JbyIjBIsUdQ?view_as=subscriber

Animal Quest Merch: http://www.AnimalQuest.shop
Divergent Mind Merch: http://www.DivergentMind.shop

Over a hundred items to choose from.


My Disability Is Invisible Merch:
(Purely goes towards needed things).

Shirts:

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/my+disability+is+invisible+unisex+baseball+t-shirt-D5e0f61c31cbf3a5f368b4d2e?sellable=74ZlMMQozzuEvr839db8-951-18

Hoodies:

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/my+disability+is+invisible+mens+hoodie-D5e0f61c31cbf3a5f368b4d2e?sellable=74ZlMMQozzuEvr839db8-111-22

Hats:

https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/my+disability+is+invisible+snapback+cap-D5e0f61c31cbf3a5f368b4d2e?sellable=74ZlMMQozzuEvr839db8-803-34&view=D1


Places you can listen to the Cast!

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation/id1492815919

Google: New app please: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMWUxZDhlOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10hRqi8e6R3cdzcC5umwAj

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

PocketCasts: https://pca.st/hm59mjbn

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innov-Wo2BpO

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1492815919/divergent-mind-insanity-and-innovation

Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/5a5d6e8b-59b9-4b70-b905-befc91c58c9d

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/divergentmindPodcast Addict: https://podplayer.net/?podId=2504081
Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id2529723
Castos: https://divergentmind.castos.com/

InTune:

And of course http://www.Anchor.fm/DivergentMind

Or you can visit my site for Art, Comics, Free Books, Podcasts, and Inventions.

http://www.JTownsendsart.com

http://www.millionwords.net

http://www.asimovcomic.com

Or my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/DivergentMind

Or the subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/DivergentMind

Much Pleasure.

-J